Many Lives, One People
This exciting monthly program highlights the colourful and varied backgrounds of the Jewish people from around the globe.
Next session: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Get on The Song Shul’s distribution list to receive updates so you don’t miss this exciting evening!
Guest speakers: Ingeborg Vlessing
and her Canadian children, Noa, Esther and Sam
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Each month we begin by featuring a speaker who was born in another country, sharing stories of what it was like to grow up Jewish in that country. Hear about home rituals, community events, political challenges, anti-semitism and more.
Following that, the Canadian-born child or grandchild of the speaker then shares stories of growing up here in Canada as the offspring of a foreigner. Hear how the traditions of the “old country” affect the childhood of a Torontonian.
Join us to hear about the fascinating differences and to celebrate the astounding similarities of Our People.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
November 20, 2019 JAMAICA, Willy Lindo
December 18, 2019 SOUTH AFRICA, Dr. Lawrence Friedman
February 26, 2020 HOLLAND, Ingeborg Vlessing & Noa, Esther, Sam
March 25, 2020
April 22, 2020
May 27, 2020
June 17, 2020
Barbara Frum Library
20 Covington Road
SOUTH AFRICA, Glen Cohen and Eton Ziner-Cohen
HUNGARY, Kathy & Paul Foris, and Irene Foris
SOVIET UNION, Vladimir Rott
ITALY, Joel & Zeev Diena
MOROCCO, Max & Marcos Benaim
SWEDEN, Sydney & Jonathan Braun
ISRAEL, Isaac & Tamar Kraus
PERU, Morty Weisselberg
BELGIUM, “Hidden Child” Willy Halpert